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A policeman stands at the entrance of Taiwan’s ministry of foreign affairs building in Taipei. Photograph: Sam Yeh/AFP via Getty Images

Nicaragua has switched diplomatic allegiance to China, leaving Taiwan with just 14 governments around the world that formally recognise it as a countr(...)

It is expected to be Biden and Xi’s most extensive meeting under the Biden administration. Photograph: Mandel Ngan and Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty

President of the United States Joe Biden will hold a virtual meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday, the White House said, talks Washington (...)

US president Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, are to hold a virtual summit this year. Photographs: Mandel Ngan, Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images

Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to hold a virtual summit this year, in the first sign of improving relations between the (...)

A Taliban fighter near Zanbaq Square in Kabul. Photograph:  Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images

China has called for economic sanctions on Afghanistan to be lifted and the Taliban to be given access to billions of dollars in frozen foreign exchan(...)

A Taliban fighter holds RPG rocket propelled as he stands guard with others at an entrance gate outside the interior ministry in Kabul. Photograph: Javed Tanveer/AFP via Getty Images

Russia is stepping up diplomatic and security activity around Afghanistan after the return to power of the Taliban, which Moscow sees as a blow to wes(...)

A Chinese paramilitary policeman  outside the Afghanistan embassy in Beijing on July 9th. Analysts expect China to expand its  strategic interests in Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban’s return to power so long as its own security concerns are met. Photograph: Photo by Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images

China has said it will respect the “choices” of the Afghan people, in the first sign that Beijing is ready to give its cautious support to a Taliban-l(...)

 An Afghan security official stands guard at a checkpoint in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Photograph: Ghulamullah Habibi/EPA

China told a visiting Taliban delegation on Wednesday it expected the insurgent group to play an important role in ending Afghanistan’s war and rebui(...)

Afghan policemen  at a checkpoint in Panjwai district of Kandahar province on Sunday, after fierce fighting in the area with Taliban forces. Photograph: Javed Tanveer/AFP via Getty Images

It is not without reason that Afghanistan is known as the “graveyard of empires”. The ancient Greeks, the Mongols, the Mughals, the British, the Sovie(...)

This was the first face-to-face in-person discussion between Simon  Coveney and Wang Yi about Richard O’Halloran. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney held a lengthy discussion with his Chinese counterpart about the plight of detained Dublin businessman Rich(...)

Chinese citizen and former director at Huawei in Poland, Weijing Wang, at the opening of his trial on charges of spying for China at a court in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Monika Scislowska/AP

A Polish cybersecurity expert and a former employee of Chinese technology giant Huawei have gone on trial in Warsaw for espionage, in a case that high(...)

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